The UK’s TV service providers are set to announce their summer TV lineup in the coming weeks, and the first two shows to be confirmed are HBO and Netflix.
The two major providers are already showing signs of interest in launching the new service, with HBO’s David Simon announcing that he will host a Q&A session with the press on Friday to discuss the service, according to The Telegraph.
Simon has been a champion of HBO’s “subscription service” for some time, and it has been rumored that HBO will launch a similar service in the US as well.
HBO also has an exclusive deal with Time Warner Cable to carry its “HBO Now” service, and Simon also recently announced that the service will be available in Canada and New Zealand, where HBO is not currently available.
But the UK TV service will also be available from Netflix, which launched its UK service in October of this year.
Netflix already has a huge presence in the U.K., with nearly 200,000 subscribers in the country.
Netflix is also the largest provider of HBO Now in the world, and there are plans to launch a standalone streaming service for the UK, which could be called “Netflix UK” or “Netflix Now.”
The UK service could be a boon for the U,S.
streaming video service, which has struggled to make a dent in the market.